Year in Review – Pepperdine (2018)

Year in Review – Pepperdine (2018)

October 20, 2019 4 By Stanley Isaacs


(inspirational orchestral music) – [Narrator] When we look to the stars, it’s hard not to ponder
life’s big questions. But what we’re searching
for aren’t simple answers. What we seek is something far greater. – Over the coming decades, I just promise you the world
will be looking for answers. – There’s only one way
that we’re going to get this gender pay gap to go away, which is to ask for it and to push for it and to fight for it. – I think Sam Walton
would be really proud. I think our founders
would be really proud, and they would encourage us to do more about social and
environmental sustainability. – Anything that we can
do on a local, state, national level to bring people together is actually exactly what we need. (inspirational orchestral music) – [Narrator] What we seek is the search from the highest peak
to the smallest seed, to find and to follow our guiding light so we may illuminate the path for others. (inspirational orchestral music) – I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to serve as Surgeon General. – With all that goes on
today in our country, let this memorial serve as a reminder that we still have work to do. – Injustice anywhere is a
threat to justice everywhere, so we must use our
degrees to bring the good that the world is missing. – Is it not also time to remember and to reaffirm that God does not need
America in order to be God? – [Narrator] What we
seek are other seekers, those who offer their knowledge and say, “Here it is. “Take it. “Use it. “Share it.” – We need to take into account the public value of education. That it is a public good, not a private commodity. – Justice is a stewardship issue. It’s what we start with. It’s what we have in our hands. What do we develop? – When I watch any
athletic event of any sport and I see somebody win a championship, I know what’s been sacrificed. I know what’s been given up. – [Narrator] This search propels us, pushes us, drives us, through victory and sometimes defeat. But no matter the outcome, we always ask ourselves the same question; where do we go from here? Where do we go from here? Together we break open the
mysteries that unite us as we forge ahead with one charge in mind. For community. For humanity. For the world. (fast-paced piano music) – I wanna make myself a
better and better person, but I also have another aspect of my spiritual life as a Bahá’í, and that’s to try and make
the world a better place. – American public policy can’t possibly be narrowly about federal
governmental programs. You have to understand the complexity of human beings and human
souls and human rootedness. (fast-paced piano music) – We all are teachers. Every one of us is teaching
somebody else how to live. – If ever there’s a time to talk about the moral imperative of education not only being the
backbone of our democracy, but being a place that students know that people believe in their
futures and their lives, now is the time. (fast-paced piano music) – What is it about originality? What is it about trying
to lift your voice? Because the love that is inside of you is your love just like your fingerprint. (fast-paced piano music) – [Narrator] We can
search for the answers, but answers can be fleeting while truth is universal. Foundation, eternal. The night sky is filled with
questions that call out, calling on the seekers, on the dreamers, on the true believers. Calling not for our answers, but for us to answer the call. The ever-lasting call for truth.